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Reminder: Transformers Rescue Bots Airs Today

Postby El Duque » Sat Dec 17, 2011 10:58 am

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Just a quick reminder, the Hub will be airing an exclusive sneak peek at their series Transformers Rescue Bots today at 12 – 1 p.m. ET.



The Hub TV Network has some news to share about "Transformers Rescue Bots," the upcoming new animated Transformers series, created specifically for younger viewers. A sneak peek of the first two episodes of the new original half-hour series “Transformers Rescue Bots” will be presented Saturday, December 17, from 12 – 1 p.m. ET. The Hub wanted your site to be among the first to know. The series will officially premiere in early 2012. We've included the series logline below, and the series logo is attached. More information and images will follow in the coming weeks.

Created for the younger generation of Transformers fans, the new series from the creators of “Transformers Prime” will feature a simpler, more traditional animation style in a show that centers on a group of Autobots charged by Optimus Prime himself with protecting and learning about humans while stationed on an island off the Eastern seaboard that serves as a high-tech testing ground. Voice talent include Steve Blum (voice of Starscream on “Transformers Prime”), John DiMaggio (voice of Bender on “Futurama”), Maurice LaMarche (voice of Morbo and Calculon on “Futurama”), Lacey Chabert ("Party of Five") and LeVar Burton (“Star Trek: The Next Generation”).

We're excited about having the new series AND season two of “Transformers Prime” on The Hub’s schedule early next year!

"Transformers Rescue Bots" Series Logline: From the creators of "Transformers Prime" comes an all-new animated series following a group of Autobots charged with a mission to protect and learn about humans. Stationed on an island off the Eastern seaboard by Optimus Prime, the "Transformers Rescue Bots" – Heatwave, Boulder, Blades and Chase – team with a human family of first responders including a police chief, firefighter, rescue pilot and engineer to maintain peace and safety in their new found home. Alongside their new human friends, the Transformers Rescue Bots learn teamwork and heroism in a series that brings action, adventure, heart, and humor to the Transformers brand.
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Re: Reminder: Transformers Rescue Bots Airs Today

Postby BeastProwl » Sat Dec 17, 2011 12:14 pm

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Just saw it, or at least, the last ten minutes or so. Really reminicent of the go-bots in both design and animation. Really corny, easy to understand. Overall, it's a show for little kids. It wasn't bad, but without the D-Cons, it's just not interesting to me.
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Re: Reminder: Transformers Rescue Bots Airs Today

Postby Seibertron » Sat Dec 17, 2011 12:46 pm

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I just don't get the change in the style approach. The robot heads are nothing like the toys, except for Bulkhead. Whereas these toys are really kid friendly and the toys are really cute, the cartoon 'bots look like robots with beady little eyes. The toy line and corresponding packaging art and books are really cute and friendly looking, kind of like a super deformed look (for lack of a better comparison currently).

The story, voice acting, etc ... was what I was more-or-less expecting. The show had a more serious tone to it, and I was surprised they showed Cybertron at the beginning as well as delved into some of the Transformers mythos (stasis lock, protoforms, scanning, etc). The show, surprisingly, could easily fit into any of the Transformers continuities.

Well, as long as the kids like it ... that's actually what matters most. My 2.5 year old daughter loved it and was initially holding her Optimus Prime Rescue Bots toy while watching and then switched to her Heatwave toy when he became more prominent. Every time they transformed she cheered "woo hoo" and "wow!". She was transfixed the entire time.

She would've been transfixed had the style remained from the packaging art and books.
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Re: Reminder: Transformers Rescue Bots Airs Today

Postby Foxbear » Sat Dec 17, 2011 9:50 pm

The new show is a hit! I thoroughly enjoyed it. So did all my younger siblings 16, 14, and 11. The voice acting was good. The animation style while different was enjoyable. The human characters were believable and likable. I will be watching this show develop with excitement!
If there were a few corny moments it was still better than 95% of the "adult" shows out there.

Two thumbs up for this one! ;)^ ;)^
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Re: Reminder: Transformers Rescue Bots Airs Today

Postby Heavy B » Sat Dec 17, 2011 10:12 pm

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I tried to like it, I really did, but...eh. It was beyond corny, and I don't like the idea of transformers interacting SOLELY with humans. Its no fun with out decepticons.

That being said, I'll still watch it. If I could get through Energon, I'll get through this
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Re: Reminder: Transformers Rescue Bots Airs Today

Postby dinogeist » Sat Dec 17, 2011 11:02 pm

In case anyone missed the The two rescue bots episodes that aired saturday. Both rescue Bots episodes will repeat itself this sunday. I'm from the EST time zone. so rescue bots will repeat this sunday for my EST Time zone at 9:00 am & end at 10:00 am.

since this is the hub network. I can only assume these first two rescue bots episodes will keep repeating themselves over & over.
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Re: Reminder: Transformers Rescue Bots Airs Today

Postby Autobot Megatron » Sun Dec 18, 2011 12:11 am

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Out of all the Series of TF, this would go above RID, Armada, and Energon. It was more mature than I though I'd be, which was nice, the Humans were surprisingly some of the most tolerable humans from Transformers to me, the animation was better than I expected by far, and as expected, the voice acting was superb. Overall, great show, and I'm definitely going to be watching it.
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Re: Reminder: Transformers Rescue Bots Airs Today

Postby Sabrblade » Sun Dec 18, 2011 1:53 am

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Episode 1



Episode 2



Episode 1 -

According to Optimus, Cybertron has fallen. Could this series also be set in the Aligned Continuity?

"Rescue Force Sigma 17" is what these newcomers are called.

Argh! Once again, like the "Darkness Rising" premiere before it, Rescue Bots gets shafted in the theme song department.


:shock: Sorry, this particular note is not about the episode itself, but ZOMG TF: Prime season 2 commerical! :shock: Not much was shown that we haven't already seen. The only really new piece of material was Knock Out's voice saying "Welcome to he winning team." Also given was the airdate of "February 2012". Okay, back to the Rescue Bots episode.


Um... hello old guy with... helicopter hat. Mr. Harrison... :?

I can see this show taking place before the Prime cartoon (if it is set in the same world, that is).

Blades has the same heights phobia as G1 Silverbolt and WFC Silverbolt.

Seems like Chief Charlie Burns will play a similar role to Agent Fowler's role as human-Autobot liaison in this series.

So, the town's name is Griffin Rock, and it's known for its advances in technology kinda like Detroit in Animated (only not as extravagant). Guess this explains that hat from before.

The Rescue Bots pretend to be human-made automatons sent by the U.S. Government instead of real lifeforms, so as to not cause panic.

All four of the Bots have different human partners than what the toyline has. Though, both Chief Charlie Burns and Cody Burns are in the toyline, Charlie is partnered with Chase (instead of Optimus), and Cody's the tag along kid. Heatwave is partnered with Kade Burns (instead of Cody), Blades with Dani Burns (instead of Sawyer Storm), and Boulder with Graham Burns (instead of Walker Cleveland). Also, the toys have Charlie as a fire chief, but the show has him as a police chief.

Boulder is totally an expy of Bulkhead.

Cody Burns = male Sari Sumdac (and a fraction of Bud from Cybertron).

I like Heatwave. He knows when acting like a zombie is too silly. :lol:

Okay, how exactly did some water leaking into its circuits cause an animatronic T-Rex with no known supernatural (i.e. - Cybertronian) properties to come to life and go on rampage?

Despite not having any Deceptcions,that was still a pretty enjoyable fight against the T-Rex.

Ha! Nice reveal at the end. :D

Pretty good first episode. Great atmosphere, likable characters, a fair amount of characterization, and it felt like a true beginning. I give it an A.

---

Episode 2 -

:shock: Whoa! While episode 1 got the short end of the stick, episode 2 gets the full blown theme song! And it's... a rap... and long. :| Though, once it gets to the chorus, it gets a little catchy. But, it does need some work to be better. At least it's an actual song with actual energy, unlike TF: Prime's mellow opening. And, it kinda reminds me of the song "You're the Best" from The Karate Kid. And one more thing to note about it is that, for once, it's NOT another variation of the typical Transformers theme song, being completely unique and original.

LOL at Chase giving the Robo-Landscaper the Miranda Rights. :lol:

Hey, Chase transformed from vehicle to robot an back again with Charlie inside, who was seemingly uneffected by it. A historic moment in TF fiction history!

And so did Heatwave! Though, here, Kade appears cramped and pressed up against the windshield on Heatwave's chest.

Optimus: "I have found that the young of this species are the most valuable allies." - Did Optimus just reference Jack, Miko, and Raf? Maybe this could take place during TF: Prime season 1 (off screen)?

So saw that coming with Boulder ripping off the pinball plunger.

I like that they give Cody a purpose in this show, instead of just being the token human sidekick.

Why is LeVar Burton using an accent for Doc Green? Why not just use his natural voice? It sounds way cooler. Here, however, he sounds like an aged Kwame from Captain Planet.

Okay, what genius leaves an artificial volcano active when it isn't in use? Was there no one instructed to keep its lava pressure in check? In fact, why did they leave the lava in that fake volcano if the World's Fair had been over since 1939? If there's no more need for its use, then dispose of the lava already. Don't keep it if it's going to be an obvious safety hazard. :roll:

After stopping the lava at the volcano, the lava has instead decided to go kill Cody at the bunker... things just got real!

Self-sacrificing heroes about to be charred to death by lava. Are we sure this is for preschoolers?

Yes, I know they don't die, but these dangers they're facing are quite lethal to be all that friendly for toddlers.

Well, a very strong episode in characterization and such. Another A.

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Overall, this show has far exceeded my expectations. I was expecting something along the mindset of the Playskool Go-Bots cartoon (which I re-watched right before watching this), but this blows that out of the water. This was GOOD! Very good, indeed. Much more entertaining than I found "Darkness Rising" to be on the first watch. While it was a bit silly, cheesy, and weird at times, it had acceptable animation, a lovable atmosphere, superbly written characters/characterization, above par acting, wonderful writing, and a great sense of fun and endearment. I will watch this show when it officially debuts later in 2012. :grin:

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Re: Reminder: Transformers Rescue Bots Airs Today

Postby dinogeist » Sun Dec 18, 2011 3:27 am

Sabrblade wrote:Episode 1 -

According to Optimus, Cybertron has fallen. Could this series also be set in the Aligned Continuity?

"Rescue Force Sigma 17" is what these newcomers are called.

Argh! Once again, like the "Darkness Rising" premiere before it, Rescue Bots gets shafted in the theme song department.


:shock: Sorry, this particular note is not about the episode itself, but ZOMG TF: Prime season 2 commerical! :shock: Not much was shown that we haven't already seen. The only really new piece of material was Knock Out's voice saying "Welcome to he winning team." Also given was the airdate of "February 2012". Okay, back to the Rescue Bots episode.


Um... hello old guy with... helicopter hat. Mr. Harrison... :?

I can see this show taking place before the Prime cartoon (if it is set in the same world, that is).

Blades has the same heights phobia as G1 Silverbolt and WFC Silverbolt.

Seems like Chief Charlie Burns will play a similar role to Agent Fowler's role as human-Autobot liaison in this series.

So, the town's name is Griffin Rock, and it's known for its advances in technology kinda like Detroit in Animated (only not as extravagant). Guess this explains that hat from before.

The Rescue Bots pretend to be human-made automatons sent by the U.S. Government instead of real lifeforms, so as to not cause panic.

All four of the Bots have different human partners than what the toyline has. Though, both Chief Charlie Burns and Cody Burns are in the toyline, Charlie is partnered with Chase (instead of Optimus), and Cody's the tag along kid. Heatwave is partnered with Kade Burns (instead of Cody), Blades with Dani Burns (instead of Sawyer Storm), and Boulder with Graham Burns (instead of Walker Cleveland). Also, the toys have Charlie as a fire chief, but the show has him as a police chief.

Boulder is totally an expy of Bulkhead.

Cody Burns = male Sari Sumdac (and a fraction of Bud from Cybertron).

I like Heatwave. He knows when acting like a zombie is too silly. :lol:

Okay, how exactly did some water leaking into its circuits cause an animatronic T-Rex with no known supernatural (i.e. - Cybertronian) properties to come to life and go on rampage?

Despite not having any Deceptcions,that was still a pretty enjoyable fight against the T-Rex.

Ha! Nice reveal at the end. :D

Pretty good first episode. Great atmosphere, likable characters, a fair amount of characterization, and it felt like a true beginning. I give it an A.

---

Episode 2 -

:shock: Whoa! While episode 1 got the short end of the stick, episode 2 gets the full blown theme song! And it's... a rap... and long. :| Though, once it gets to the chorus, it gets a little catchy. But, it does need some work to be better. At least it's an actual song with actual energy, unlike TF: Prime's mellow opening. And, it kinda reminds me of the song "You're the Best" from The Karate Kid. And one more thing to note about it is that, for once, it's NOT another variation of the typical Transformers theme song, being completely unique and original.

LOL at Chase giving the Robo-Landscaper the Miranda Rights. :lol:

Hey, Chase transformed from vehicle to robot an back again with Charlie inside, who was seemingly uneffected by it. A historic moment in TF fiction history!

And so did Heatwave! Though, here, Kade appears cramped and pressed up against the windshield on Heatwave's chest.

Optimus: "I have found that the young of this species are the most valuable allies." - Did Optimus just reference Jack, Miko, and Raf? Maybe this could take place during TF: Prime season 1 (off screen)?

So saw that coming with Boulder ripping off the pinball plunger.

I like that they give Cody a purpose in this show, instead of just being the token human sidekick.

Why is LeVar Burton using an accent for Doc Green? Why not just use his natural voice? It sounds way cooler. Here, however, he sounds like an aged Kwame from Captain Planet.

Okay, what genius leaves an artificial volcano active when it isn't in use? Was there no one instructed to keep its lava pressure in check? In fact, why did they leave the lava in that fake volcano if the World's Fair had been over since 1939? If there's no more need for its use, then dispose of the lava already. Don't keep it if it's going to be an obvious safety hazard. :roll:

After stopping the lava at the volcano, the lava has instead decided to go kill Cody at the bunker... things just got real!

Self-sacrificing heroes about to be charred to death by lava. Are we sure this is for preschoolers?

Yes, I know they don't die, but these dangers they're facing are quite lethal to be all that friendly for toddlers.

Well, a very strong episode in characterization and such. Another A.

---

Overall, this show has far exceeded my expectations. I was expecting something along the mindset of the Playskool Go-Bots cartoon (which I re-watched right before watching this), but this blows that out of the water. This was GOOD! Very good, indeed. Much more entertaining than I found "Darkness Rising" to be on the first watch. While it was a bit silly, cheesy, and weird at times, it had acceptable animation, a lovable atmosphere, superbly written characters/characterization, above par acting, wonderful writing, and a great sense of fun and endearment. I will watch this show when it officially debuts later in 2012. :grin:

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Sabreblade,thanks for the Rescue bots u-tube links. I missed saturdays premeir & thru these u-tube links I was able to see these 2 episodes.

I really like these rescue bots episodes. they have a similar joking formula that super hero squads has.

I love the rescue bots intro theme song. I think the last transformers cartoon we had with a theme song with so many words in it was the "RID/Robots in disguise 2001 intro theme song.

I really enjoyed the human partnerships with the rescue bots. this reminded me of the Rebirth season 4 nebulans & transformers team work/partnerships.

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Please don't read further if you don't want to be spolied.

Okay not really a spoiler. it's just my random guess. I think the bumblebee rescue bots toy is gonna arrive on the earth after a few episodes have passed. I think & i'm guessing that Cody the human boy will partner up & drive with bumblebee.
i'm guessing bumblebee will arrive on earth in episode #12 & it'll be a 2 parter intro episode with some heavy fighting to make bumblebee prove he's worthy to be in the cartoon in the viewers eyes.

I'm gonna take another wild guess & say,the rescue bots toys will get repackaged & come with the proper partner humans in the rescue bots cartoon series.

I'm gonna take bolder guesses & say if theirs a season 2 & 3,then we might see some decepticons in the rescues cartoon series & toy line.

Personally,I think the skies the limit for this rescue bots cartoon series & toy line. i'm gonna guess if their a season 2 or 3,then we might see the rescue bots combine to form a gestalt combiner in the cartoon series & toy line.
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Re: Reminder: Transformers Rescue Bots Airs Today

Postby Autobot Megatron » Sun Dec 18, 2011 3:42 am

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Tidalwavex wrote:Okay not really a spoiler. it's just my random guess. I think the bumblebee rescue bots toy is gonna arrive on the earth after a few episodes have passed. I think & i'm guessing that Cody the human boy will partner up & drive with bumblebee.

Ya, 'Bee has to come in soon. At least I hope so, comsidering they're already using him for the little "On Now" thing. I'm just hoping he talks.

Sabrblade wrote:Optimus: "I have found that the young of this species are the most valuable allies." - Did Optimus just reference Jack, Miko, and Raf? Maybe this could take place during TF: Prime season 1 (off screen)?

I more or less took it as a broad Transformers reference, for all kid humans from the shows. It could be that, though. Hopefully we'll get some official info on the continuity soon, but until then, anything goes.


Sabrblade wrote:I like that they give Cody a purpose in this show, instead of just being the token human sidekick.

Agreed. All of the humans really have a purpose, which does make them waaay more tolerable.

Just a little note though, is anyone else sad that the dinos didn't end up somehow becoming the Dinobots? I was really hoping for a Grimlock Rescue Bot. :BANG_HEAD:
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Re: Reminder: Transformers Rescue Bots Airs Today

Postby cotss2012 » Sun Dec 18, 2011 7:06 am

I'm finding this surprisingly tolerable. High points: A rockin' opening theme, good if somewhat uninspired writing, non-annoying voices, non-useless humans, an early shout-out to the Dinobots, and PETER CULLEN AS OPTIMUS. Low points: animation more worthy of a TF parody on Newgrounds than an actual TF show, no Decepticons. Neutral: general approach seems rather light on drama, though not nearly as much so as RID or Animated.

Thus far, I'm going to put this slightly ahead of Animated and slightly behind G1 Season 1.
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Re: Reminder: Transformers Rescue Bots Airs Today

Postby Sabrblade » Sun Dec 18, 2011 12:43 pm

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cotss2012 wrote:I'm finding this surprisingly tolerable. High points: A rockin' opening theme, good if somewhat uninspired writing, non-annoying voices, non-useless humans, an early shout-out to the Dinobots, and PETER CULLEN AS OPTIMUS. Low points: animation more worthy of a TF parody on Newgrounds than an actual TF show, no Decepticons. Neutral: general approach seems rather light on drama, though not nearly as much so as RID or Animated.

Thus far, I'm going to put this slightly ahead of Animated and slightly behind G1 Season 1.
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Re: Reminder: Transformers Rescue Bots Airs Today

Postby 5150 Cruiser » Sun Dec 18, 2011 1:07 pm

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Saw the show this morning. I liked it. Great characters with good stories for children. Just what it should be. Overall great show and a good way to bring in the younger audience to TF's. :APPLAUSE:

Speaking of a younger audience,..

I seee alot of people really creatiquing this show. While that's somewhat natural being a TF fan, you must remember who the target audience is. While certain aspects might not nessasarly meet to your liking/aproval, you have to sit back and remember that these shows are made for kids. Some parts may be overly corny, predictible, etc, but so was the oringal G1 cartoon that many of us grew up with. (not to meantion several other TF TV series). Just a fun series that gives the litte ones something to look forward to on Saturdays next to Sponge Bob and Yo gabba gabba. Keep that in mind when watching. ;)
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Re: Reminder: Transformers Rescue Bots Airs Today

Postby cotss2012 » Sun Dec 18, 2011 3:57 pm

I just realized that this show would be 100,000x more awesome if it had a guest appearance from that pink-haired Esurance lady.

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Re: Reminder: Transformers Rescue Bots Airs Today

Postby El Duque » Sun Dec 18, 2011 8:10 pm

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Yesterday the Hub offered fans an exclusive sneak peek at their new kids series Transformers Rescue Bots by airing the first to episodes, "Family of Heroes" and "Under Pressure". Seibertron.com resident researcher Sabrblade (click here to check out his ridiculously comprehensive guide to the Aligned Universe, "Exodus Vs") has written informal reviews of both episodes, check them out below:


Episode 1 -

According to Optimus, Cybertron has fallen. Could this series also be set in the Aligned Continuity?

"Rescue Force Sigma 17" is what these newcomers are called.

Argh! Once again, like the "Darkness Rising" premiere before it, Rescue Bots gets shafted in the theme song department.


Sorry, this particular note is not about the episode itself, but ZOMG TF: Prime season 2 commerical! Not much was shown that we haven't already seen. The only really new piece of material was Knock Out's voice saying "Welcome to he winning team." Also given was the airdate of "February 2012". Okay, back to the Rescue Bots episode.


Um... hello old guy with... helicopter hat. Mr. Harrison...

I can see this show taking place before the Prime cartoon (if it is set in the same world, that is).

Blades has the same heights phobia as G1 Silverbolt and WFC Silverbolt.

Seems like Chief Charlie Burns will play a similar role to Agent Fowler's role as human-Autobot liaison in this series.

So, the town's name is Griffin Rock, and it's known for its advances in technology kinda like Detroit in Animated (only not as extravagant). Guess this explains that hat from before.

The Rescue Bots pretend to be human-made automatons sent by the U.S. Government instead of real lifeforms, so as to not cause panic.

All four of the Bots have different human partners than what the toyline has. Though, both Chief Charlie Burns and Cody Burns are in the toyline, Charlie is partnered with Chase (instead of Optimus), and Cody's the tag along kid. Heatwave is partnered with Kade Burns (instead of Cody), Blades with Dani Burns (instead of Sawyer Storm), and Boulder with Graham Burns (instead of Walker Cleveland). Also, the toys have Charlie as a fire chief, but the show has him as a police chief.

Boulder is totally an expy of Bulkhead.

Cody Burns = male Sari Sumdac (and a fraction of Bud from Cybertron).

I like Heatwave. He knows when acting like a zombie is too silly.

Okay, how exactly did some water leaking into its circuits cause an animatronic T-Rex with no known supernatural (i.e. - Cybertronian) properties to come to life and go on rampage?

Despite not having any Deceptcions,that was still a pretty enjoyable fight against the T-Rex.

Ha! Nice reveal at the end.

Pretty good first episode. Great atmosphere, likable characters, a fair amount of characterization, and it felt like a true beginning. I give it an A.


Episode 2 -

Whoa! While episode 1 got the short end of the stick, episode 2 gets the full blown theme song! And it's... a rap... and long. Though, once it gets to the chorus, it gets a little catchy. But, it does need some work to be better. At least it's an actual song with actual energy, unlike TF: Prime's mellow opening. And, it kinda reminds me of the song "You're the Best" from The Karate Kid. And one more thing to note about it is that, for once, it's NOT another variation of the typical Transformers theme song, being completely unique and original.

LOL at Chase giving the Robo-Landscaper the Miranda Rights.

Hey, Chase transformed from vehicle to robot an back again with Charlie inside, who was seemingly uneffected by it. A historic moment in TF fiction history!

And so did Heatwave! Though, here, Kade appears cramped and pressed up against the windshield on Heatwave's chest.

Optimus: "I have found that the young of this species are the most valuable allies." - Did Optimus just reference Jack, Miko, and Raf? Maybe this could take place during TF: Prime season 1 (off screen)?

So saw that coming with Boulder ripping off the pinball plunger.

I like that they give Cody a purpose in this show, instead of just being the token human sidekick.

Why is LeVar Burton using an accent for Doc Green? Why not just use his natural voice? It sounds way cooler. Here, however, he sounds like an aged Kwame from Captain Planet.

Okay, what genius leaves an artificial volcano active when it isn't in use? Was there no one instructed to keep its lava pressure in check? In fact, why did they leave the lava in that fake volcano if the World's Fair had been over since 1939? If there's no more need for its use, then dispose of the lava already. Don't keep it if it's going to be an obvious safety hazard.

After stopping the lava at the volcano, the lava has instead decided to go kill Cody at the bunker... things just got real!

Self-sacrificing heroes about to be charred to death by lava. Are we sure this is for preschoolers?

Yes, I know they don't die, but these dangers they're facing are quite lethal to be all that friendly for toddlers.

Well, a very strong episode in characterization and such. Another A.


Overall, this show has far exceeded my expectations. I was expecting something along the mindset of the Playskool Go-Bots cartoon (which I re-watched right before watching this), but this blows that out of the water. This was GOOD! Very good, indeed. Much more entertaining than I found "Darkness Rising" to be on the first watch. While it was a bit silly, cheesy, and weird at times, it had acceptable animation, a lovable atmosphere, superbly written characters/characterization, above par acting, wonderful writing, and a great sense of fun and endearment. I will watch this show when it officially debuts later in 2012.

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Re: Reminder: Transformers Rescue Bots Airs Today

Postby Bumblevivisector » Sun Dec 18, 2011 11:10 pm

Got into collecting Convertors this past year, so when I saw the secret bunker of this tech-testing-town had a pinball machine, I kept thinking, "It's Tilt, and will therefore come to life to provide comic relief, possibly talking like Johnny 5!"

So when Bulk-der ripped out the plunger, it struck me as more horrifying than it should have.

Agree that it's a worthwhile watch. Haven't seen much of The HUB's other preschool fare to compare it to, but I did force myself through the chore of watching season 1 of the Super Hero Squad, and this is something you won't feel embarrassed about letting your kids watch.

Now all it needs is 3-part season finale called "The Kremzeek Saga".
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Re: Reminder: Transformers Rescue Bots Airs Today

Postby rpetras » Mon Dec 19, 2011 9:02 am

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Watched the shows with my 4-year-old, and we both really enjoyed them.

The writing is definitely geared towards the younger set that won't question things like an active FAKE volcano.

But aside from that, the characters were interesting and well acted, even if Blades and Boulder were retreads of well worn characters.

I hope they do introduce Decepticons, because fighting random earth-based threats could get a bit dull in pretty short order. At the very least it could begin to feel more like a Thomas the Tank engine rip off, and a lot less like Transformers.

All in all I expect this to be a fun little show aimed squarely at the 4-6 year old age group.
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Re: Reminder: Transformers Rescue Bots Airs Today

Postby Sabrblade » Mon Dec 19, 2011 10:11 am

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rpetras wrote:I hope they do introduce Decepticons, because fighting random earth-based threats could get a bit dull in pretty short order. At the very least it could begin to feel more like a Thomas the Tank engine rip off, and a lot less like Transformers.
Ever seen Rescue Heroes? Cuz that's what this show could be like, and that show would get pretty intense at times during its later seasons. They don't need Decepticons for this to be good, just as long as the dangers they face are large enough threats to make the stakes higher and such.

The Rescue Botys in this show are a lot like the Headmaster Juniors of Masterforce and the Rescue Patrol Team of Victory: A secondary unit of Autobots who specialize in emergency response work while the main Autobot unit handles the Decepticon menace. If this show is in the same world as the Prime cartoon, then that kinda makes things easier for both parties being able to flesh out and focus both groups as they are without having to overlap on each other's duties. ;)
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Re: Reminder: Transformers Rescue Bots Airs Today

Postby rpetras » Mon Dec 19, 2011 2:29 pm

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rpetras wrote:I hope they do introduce Decepticons, because fighting random earth-based threats could get a bit dull in pretty short order. At the very least it could begin to feel more like a Thomas the Tank engine rip off, and a lot less like Transformers.
Ever seen Rescue Heroes? Cuz that's what this show could be like, and that show would get pretty intense at times during its later seasons. They don't need Decepticons for this to be good, just as long as the dangers they face are large enough threats to make the stakes higher and such.


There are a lot of good shows on TV in which the protagonists don't fight Decepticons, but to me, that would not feel like a proper Transformers show.

Not that it couldn't be a good show if they go that route. But they tried that in season 1 of TFA, and it really hurt the show.

Now, if they have no Decepticon presence at all, as they have not, it may work better than it did in TFA where you knew they were going to show up, and everything else felt like you were wasting time.

In any case, I liked it and I'll be watching the show.
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Re: Reminder: Transformers Rescue Bots Airs Today

Postby Sabrblade » Mon Dec 19, 2011 8:00 pm

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rpetras wrote:There are a lot of good shows on TV in which the protagonists don't fight Decepticons, but to me, that would not feel like a proper Transformers show.

Not that it couldn't be a good show if they go that route. But they tried that in season 1 of TFA, and it really hurt the show.
Nonsense. What it did in Animated was make the Decepticons look better and all the more worthwhile. On top of that, fighting second tier villains enabled them to even further enhance the characterization of the Autobots, since the Decepticon fights gave more attention to the Cons' characterization. While there was a balance between the two in other series, it somethings didn't reach the extent that Animated gave to both sides at different times, instead of both at once. Doing both at once causes the character development to be split down the middle, while doing each at a time gives each chance the opportunity to go all out in portraying the characters. :)

rpetras wrote:Now, if they have no Decepticon presence at all, as they have not, it may work better than it did in TFA where you knew they were going to show up, and everything else felt like you were wasting time.
They seemed to have hinted that the Decepticons do exist in this universe (which might be the same universe as the Prime cartoon), but are neither present in this location nor what the Rescue Bots are designed to face against. So, Optimus is probably dealing with the 'Cons while Rescue Force Sigma 17 focuses on developing their own skills and keeping Griffin Rock safe and sound.

And, who knows? Maybe there's some greater purpose at work here. Maybe Griffin Rock, being a testing site for experimental technology, is the ideal location to be targeted by the Deceptcions, and so Optimus may be having the Rescue Bots keeping it quiet and safe so the Decepticons won't notice it or even pay attention to it. Why in these two episodes alone, we see plenty of things that would catch the interest of 'Cons: Robotic dinosaurs that could prove to be lethal weapons in the wrong hands, an artificial volcano that could act as a great power source for the 'Cons, all sorts of interesting tech and gadgets. It's no wonder Optimus wants the Rescue Bots to guard it; Griffin Rock is an accident waiting to happen.
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Re: Reminder: Transformers Rescue Bots Airs Today

Postby cotss2012 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 2:30 am

rpetras wrote:The writing is definitely geared towards the younger set that won't question things like an active FAKE volcano.


The volcano was artificial, but hardly fake. They actually drilled down to the magma layer to make the thing. It was pretty clearly explained.

rpetras wrote:I hope they do introduce Decepticons, because fighting random earth-based threats could get a bit dull in pretty short order.


Indeed. We wouldn't want a repeat of this...

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...would we?

Sabrblade wrote:Robotic dinosaurs that could prove to be lethal weapons in the wrong hands, an artificial volcano that could act as a great power source


Couldn't the Decepticons make their own Dinocons and volcanoes?
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Re: Reminder: Transformers Rescue Bots Airs Today

Postby Sabrblade » Tue Dec 20, 2011 8:25 am

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cotss2012 wrote:
rpetras wrote:The writing is definitely geared towards the younger set that won't question things like an active FAKE volcano.


The volcano was artificial, but hardly fake. They actually drilled down to the magma layer to make the thing. It was pretty clearly explained.
True. But both Cody and Doc Greene used the word "fake" to describe the volcano. ;)

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rpetras wrote:I hope they do introduce Decepticons, because fighting random earth-based threats could get a bit dull in pretty short order.


Indeed. We wouldn't want a repeat of this...

...would we?
If done right, maybe. Meltdown was the best human villain in that series, and the Headmaster would have been cool if not for his lame 1337 personality. Besides, G1 gave us human villains too.

Plus, I doubt we'll see any such villains in this show anyway. The Rescue Bots are designed for search and response missions, not combat. Bringing in 'Cons or bad guys would put our heroes out of their element. And, unlike Animated, in which this was a good thing, it wouldn't be a good idea since it would detract from what this show's primary objective is.

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Sabrblade wrote:Robotic dinosaurs that could prove to be lethal weapons in the wrong hands, an artificial volcano that could act as a great power source


Couldn't the Decepticons make their own Dinocons and volcanoes?
They could. But why waste their own time and energy to create such things when they can just steal these readily available ones?

It's like in every other series. Why would the Decepticons bother to create their own energy sources when they can just raid the Earth of its own? It's much more efficient for the 'Cons to just take what they need instead of making their own.
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Re: Reminder: Transformers Rescue Bots Airs Today

Postby Autobot Megatron » Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:09 am

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That's the thing about this. It is geared towards littler kids, and considering we have Prime right now to compare it to, which killed off a not so main, but very looked foward to Autobot within the first 5 minutes, and then made him a zombie, this looks way kiddier than it probably is.
I would say it beats some of the other Transformers shows in maturity, though, and many more other shows that are geared towards an even older audience. It's just with Prime fresh in our minds, it taints our opinions. I would love to see a fan review it that hasn't ever seen Prime. That would probably be a more unbiased review than any of us could probably give. >:oP (ignore the smiley that makes no sense here)
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Re: Reminder: Transformers Rescue Bots Airs Today

Postby Sabrblade » Tue Dec 20, 2011 2:09 pm

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Autobot Megatron wrote:That's the thing about this. It is geared towards littler kids, and considering we have Prime right now to compare it to, which killed off a not so main, but very looked foward to Autobot within the first 5 minutes, and then made him a zombie, this looks way kiddier than it probably is.
As Animated has shown us, looks can be deceiving. ;)


Autobot Megatron wrote:I would say it beats some of the other Transformers shows in maturity, though, and many more other shows that are geared towards an even older audience.
It certainly beats the live action movies in terms of maturity. :lol:

Though, it's still yet to top Beast Machines maturity-wise, since that one's still the most mature.

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It doesn't taint my opinions. IMHO, Rescue Bots accomplished much more in just two episodes than "Darkness Rising" did in five.
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Re: Reminder: Transformers Rescue Bots Airs Today

Postby cotss2012 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 3:12 pm

Sabrblade wrote:True. But both Cody and Doc Greene used the word "fake" to describe the volcano. ;)


That's because Cody doesn't understand the difference and Doc is insane.

Sabrblade wrote:If done right, maybe. Meltdown was the best human villain in that series, and the Headmaster would have been cool if not for his lame 1337 personality. Besides, G1 gave us human villains too.


I would crap my pants if Rescue Robots did an episode with Dr. Arkeville...

Sabrblade wrote:Though, it's still yet to top Beast Machines maturity-wise, since that one's still the most mature.


I too looked upon BM with rose-tinted glasses... until I saw it a second time and realized that it still carried a lot of annoying baggage from BW, mostly Rattrap's constant whining and the calling out of transformations. Plus, Blackarachnia's whole character seemed to have degenerated into being defined by her relationship with Silverbolt; contrast Airachnid, who is more reminiscent of the independent and complex Blackarachnia from Beast Wars.
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